I choose me, do you choose you?

I'm not wanting to contribute today.  I'm just not in the mood to offer anything to anyone else.  I really want to turn inward and ignore everyone else. This might be the ugliest start to a post but it's honest.

What about you?  How are you ending your week?

It's easy to be motivated when things are going well.  But what about when things are difficult?  What about the days when there is no affirmation or maybe a lack of good feelings in general?  It's those days I have to choose me.  I can't wait for someone to pick me up.  Neither can you.

But my choosing myself is not an elevation of self, instead it's a call to serve.  Regardless of the result or how other people respond, I have to choose me because I know that most everyone else will choose to wait.  They wait for someone else to take the lead.  They wait for someone else to care enough.  They wait for someone else to do the hard work.  The wait for someone else to serve.

Will you choose you today?  Will you take up the difficult calling?